The best wind energy stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.
5 wind energy stocks to watch
We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the wind power industry:
- Ørsted (Oersted) A/S ( ORSTED)
- Iberdrola SA ( IBE)
- Vestas Wind Systems A/S ( VWS)
- American Superconductor Corporation ( AMSC)
- Northland Power Inc. ( NPI)
3 tools to help identify new investments
We’ve compiled a list of wind energy stocks to keep an eye on, but the stock market is volatile, and trends can change daily.
If you’re actively trading stocks, staying on top of new industry trends and rising stocks can take a lot of time. Here are some tools to keep up with trends and get new trading ideas.
- Stock screeners. You can use an online stock screener like Finviz or TradingView to see what stocks are making the biggest moves today and narrow your search by industry and market cap. Screeners are most beneficial for technical traders who have set criteria in mind for their trades. For example, if you’re looking for stocks trending today in the battery industry, you can pull a list of all mid-cap and large-cap stocks for that industry and sort by percent change since opening.
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- Social media. While noone is suggesting you make a trade based on a Reddit thread alone, social platforms like Reddit, Twitter and Tiktok can be useful tools for staying on top of what companies people are talking about. The trendiness of a stock can directly influence its price — but those trends can also be volatile. While social media can occasionally help buy-and-hold investors, it tends to be a more practical tool for active traders.
Take a deeper dive into wind energy stocks
If you’re interested in investing in the wind power industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn’t guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.
1.Ørsted A/S (ORSTED)
Ørsted is one of the largest offshore wind power Danish-based developers in the world. It constructs wind farms in Europe, North America and Asia. It built the first wind farm in 1991 and has built more offshore wind farms than any other company.
Ørsted A/S stock opened the day at DKK695.40 after a previous close of DKK693.7048.40. Ørsted A/S is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen, formally the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.
- Market capitalisation: DKK 303.77 billion
2. Iberdrola SA (IBE)
Iberdola SA is an electric utility company based in Spain. It generates, distributes and trades electricity, with a focus on clean energy that includes both onshore and offshore solar and wind energy.
Iberdola SA stock opened the day at €9.93 after a previous close of €9.87. Iberdola SA is listed on the Bolsas y Mercados Españoles and employes around 34,000 employees.
- Market capitalisation: €63.95 billion
3. Vestas Wind Systems A/S(VWS)
Vestas Wind Systems A/S sells, installs and services wind turbines in order to produce electricity. The company has manufacturing plants worldwide and also offers contracts, spare parts and related activities.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S stock opened the day at DKK161.26 after a previous close of DKK160.28. Vestas Wind Systems A/S is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen, formally the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. It has around 25,000 employees.
- Market capitalisation: DKK 163.99 billion
4. American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC)
American Superconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides megawatt-scale power resiliency solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Grid and Wind. The Grid segment offers products and services that enable electric utilities, industrial facilities, and renewable energy project developers to connect, transmit, and distribute power under the Gridtec Solutions brand; and engineering planning services.
American Superconductor Corporation stock opened the day at US$5.09 after a previous close of US$6.07. American Superconductor Corporation is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around US$108.4 million and employs 326 staff.
- Market capitalisation: US$145.17 million
5. Northland Power Inc. (NPI)
Northland Power Inc. produces global power with a focus on the production of electricity through clean and renewable resources. Based in Canada, it operates onshore and offshore wind farms, solar facilities and natural gas facilities.
Northland Power Inc. stock opened the day at CAD$37.14 after a previous close of CAD$38.91. Northland Power Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
- Market capitalisation: CAD$9.65 billion
How to buy wind energy stocks
Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these wind energy stocks.
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table >to narrow down top brokers by fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
- Search for the stock you’re interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like ORSTED or IBE.
- Decide on how many to buy.Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
- Choose an order type. Invest in the wind energy stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
- Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the wind power industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.
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While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in wind energy stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — wind energy stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the wind power industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been a while since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.
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